Wheel Alignment: What Are Your Options?

wheel alignment A majority of people know very little or nothing at all about wheel alignment. While the name sounds rather obvious, there is always more to it than just aligning the wheels.

There are various safety and financial reasons that necessitate the need for frequent wheel alignments. However, before going for wheel alignment in Lakewood, Pickering’s Auto Service stresses that you need to know the particular type of alignment that you need. That said, here are options that you have for your wheel alignment.

Thrust Wheel Alignment

If your vehicle has a compact rear suspension, has experienced a massive hard knock (such as climbing over the gutter), or has been in a serious accident, then thrust alignment is best for you. Reason being, it squares out all the four wheels of the car, hence giving you more fuel savings, safety and a significant reduction in wear and tear. Additionally, it helps identify chassis damage for immediate repair.

Front-End Alignment

Front-end alignment is the most basic and simplest form of alignment. Reason being, it majorly focuses on the front axle to make minimal adjustments. As such, it is best for a vehicle that has a solid rear axle or has no serious complications that can throw the wheel alignment out of balance by a huge margin.

Four-Wheel Alignment

If your car is a front wheel drive — which has an adjustable rear suspension — or is a 4WD made with four-wheel independent suspension, this method of alignment is best suited for you. Reason being, this method not only combines the above two options but also measures and positions the rear axle angles.

This helps in restoration of the four corners of the vehicle making the vehicle feel and look as good as new.

It is critical to note that whenever you are having your car’s wheel alignment done, get it done with the vehicle carrying its normal full load. Reason being, this is the situation the vehicle will always be in. Alignment should be made based on that. As a result, your vehicle safety and savings on fuel will increase, not forgetting tire wear and tear minimization.